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PFAS/PFOS/F-Gases

PFAS/PFOS and F-gases are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in a variety of products for decades. They are known to be persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT), meaning they can stay in the environment for long periods of time and build up in the bodies of living organisms. Exposure to PFAS/PFOS and F-gases has been linked to a number of health problems, including cancer, liver damage, thyroid problems, immune system suppression, birth defects, developmental problems, reproductive problems, and neurological problems.

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What creates these chemicals?

The primary sources of PFAS/PFOS and F-gases are:

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Consumer products: 

  • Non-stick cookware

  • Stain-resistant fabrics

  • Waterproof clothing

  • Firefighting foam

  • Personal care products, such as shampoo and makeup

  • Food packaging​

  • Personal protective equipment

Industrial processes: 

  • Manufacturing of electronics

  • Production of carpets

  • Oil and gas extraction

  • Paper manufacturing

Military: 

  • Firefighting foam

  • Fabrics that repel water and stains

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The Solution

Carbotura is stepping up to the challenge of PFAS contamination with its ZeroFill Services and Regenesis technology.

Carbotura's ZeroFill Services and Regenesis technology offer a solution to eliminate, remediate, and restore the environment from PFAS contamination. ZeroFill is a service that takes Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) and Municipal Liquid Waste (MLW) and converts them into reusable materials. Regenesis technology is a process that breaks down PFAS into harmless elements.

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  • Carbotura's ZeroFill Services and Regenesis technology offer a number of benefits to communities affected by PFAS contamination, companies that use PFAS, and litigators. It can help communities to eliminate PFAS contamination and to restore the environment. It can help companies to reduce their release of PFAS and to comply with environmental regulations.  It can help litigators to prove that companies are remediating PFAS contamination.

  • Carbotura is committed to helping communities, companies, and litigators to address the PFAS challenge. Carbotura's ZeroFill Services and Regenesis technology offer a solution that is effective, affordable, and environmentally friendly. 

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Litigation Risks

As of June 2023, there are over 13,000 lawsuits pending in the United States involving PFAS/PFOS and F-gases. The lawsuits are filed by individuals and businesses who have been exposed to PFAS and F-gases, and who allege that they have suffered health problems as a result. The lawsuits are being filed against a variety of defendants, including:

  • Chemical companies that manufacture PFAS/PFOS and F-gases

  • Companies that use PFAS/PFOS and F-gases in their products

  • Governments that have allowed the use of PFAS/PFOS and F-gases
     

The lawsuits are seeking damages for a variety of injuries, including:
 

  • Cancer

  • Liver damage

  • Thyroid problems

  • Immune system suppression

  • Birth defects

  • Developmental problems

  • Reproductive problems

  • Neurological problems

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